[Humanist] 30.490 events: sharing knowledge; the edition; the humanities

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Mon Nov 14 08:43:09 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 490.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Fabio Ciotti <fabio.ciotti at uniroma2.it>                   (43)
        Subject: DiXiT Workshop CfP: The educational and social impact of
                Digital Scholarly Edition (Roma, Jan 24, 2017)

  [2]   From:    Patrik Svensson <patrik.svensson at umu.se>                  (24)
        Subject: Making a Real Difference Nov 21 in London

  [3]   From:    Stephen Weldon <stephenpweldon at GMAIL.COM>                 (41)
        Subject: CFP: ScholarlyTools for Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Era

        Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2016 19:55:50 +0100
        From: Fabio Ciotti <fabio.ciotti at uniroma2.it>
        Subject: DiXiT Workshop CfP: The educational and social impact of Digital Scholarly Edition (Roma, Jan 24, 2017)

DiXiT workshop: Call for Proposals

The educational and social impact of Digital Scholarly Edition

Deadline: December 10, 2016

Digilab and DiXiT network (http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/) organize a one day
workshop on the educational application and social impact of digital
scholarly editions. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, January 24,
2016, in conjunction with the AIUCD 2017 Conference and the 3rd EADH
Day (aiucd2017.aiucd.it) at the Sapienza University of Roma.

Keynote speech by Agiatis Benardou, Senior Researcher at the Digital
Curation Unit, ATHENA R.C. and manager of Europeana Research: “’Signatures
of all things I am here to read’: Digital Research as Practice, Digital
Networks as Public Engagement”.

Invited talk by Silvia Orlandi, Associate Professor of Latin Epigraphy at
Sapienza University: “EAGLE dedicated services and their educational

The goal of the workshop is to share experiences and foster theoretical
reflections about the impact of digital scholarly editing products and
methods, primarily in the educational context, but also in the more general
social context. The use of digital technologies in teaching prompts a
reflection on the added value of using these technologies and raises some
controversial questions. At the same time, digital research outcomes and
methods should not be considered as separate from the more general cultural
and social context. In this sense, digital scholarly editions can play a
relevant role in the public engagement of humanities scholarship. These
topics can be articulated in the following issues:

   - the digital editions in teaching philology and textual criticism
   - digital editions in disciplinary context
   - digital editions and their social impact
   - digital editions and academic publishing
   - digital editions and public humanities

The organizers solicit proposals for interventions in form of papers, small
tutorials session, round table and lightening talks. Abstracts of max 500
words can be submitted via the AIUCD 2017 ConfTool, available at
 http://www.conftool.net/aiucd2017/ . The official language of the
Workshop is English.

Submitters must create an account on the system and then use the specific
type of submission “DIXIT Workshop”. Notification of acceptance will be
communicated by December 20, 2016.

Fabio Ciotti
Dept. Studi letterari, Filosofici e Storia dell’arte
University of Roma Tor Vergata
President "Associazione Informatica Umanistica e Cultura Digitale" (AIUCD)

        Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:06:31 +0000
        From: Patrik Svensson <patrik.svensson at umu.se>
        Subject: Making a Real Difference Nov 21 in London

Dear all,

In case you have not already seen this: I would like to invite the digital humanities community - especially in and around London - to attend this conversation on the humanities making a real difference (and of course the US election and Brexit will be part of the conversation as well as technology and the digital). Registration required.



Patrik Svensson
Professor of Humanities and Information Technology, Umeå University
Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities, UCLA


Making a Real Difference
Being Human Festival
November 21, 4-6 pm
London, the Senate House

How we can make our world a better place? How can human and humanistic knowledge make a real difference? What hopes (and fears) can a humanities lead give us? These questions will serve as a starting point for an intense and engaging live conversation between five leading thinkers and doers. Central issues to be discussed include the environment, race, austerity, neuroscience and philosophy, and the digital.

* Gargi Bhattacharyya is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London
* Gary Dirks is Director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University
* David Theo Goldberg, is a leading scholar on race, critical theory and the future of higher education from South Africa
* Natalie Jeremijenko is a world-renowned artist, engineer and scholar and the founder of the Environmental Health Clinic at New York University.
* Barry Smith heads the Institute of Philosophy, in the School of Advanced Study in University of London, and is the founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses

The conversation is curated and moderated by Patrik Svensson, professor of Humanities and Information Technology at Umeå University and Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities at UCLA.

More information about the event can be found here:




        Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2016 21:28:22 -0600
        From: Stephen Weldon <stephenpweldon at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: CFP: ScholarlyTools for Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Era

Symposium title: "Scholarly Tools for Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Era"

Conference: 25th International Congress of History of Science, and

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dates: 23 to 29 July 2017

Sponsoring body: Commission on Bibliography and Documentation of the

Contact: Stephen Weldon stephenpweldon at gmail.com

Deadline: November 20

"Scholarly Tools for Sharing Knowledge in the Digital Era" will be a
four-session symposium, composed of 12-16 papers.

If you are interested in participating in this symposium. Please contact
Stephen Weldon by *November 20* with a paper topic and title.

The abstract of the symposium is as follows:

At the turn of the twentieth century, bibliography of history of science
was a major enterprise and several large and distinguished projects were
begun at that time. The drive to create bibliography was closely tied to
the rise of the discipline of history of science, technology, and medicine.
One hundred years later, the world of information has changed dramatically
as we have moved into a new networked world. New bibliographical and
reference tools have emerged to meet new needs of a robust and healthy
scholarly enterprise. These new tools have transformed the expectations and
nature of scholarship.

This session features the work of historians who have run or designed
digitally based scholarly reference resources and of librarians and
archivists who study and learn to navigate these resources. The authors of
the papers have been asked to focus on how these new digital projects have
attempted to addressed the current needs of scholars, librarians, and
archivists: How successful have they been? Where have they not lived up to
expectations? What are the most pressing needs for the next decade? We are
especially interested in understanding the elements of reference that are
specific to our discipline. What kinds of resources do historians of
science and technology need to access in order to produce good work?

Stephen P. Weldon
Associate Professor of History of Science
Editor, Isis Bibliography of the History of Science
Department of History of Science
University of Oklahoma
601 Elm, Room 618
Norman, OK 73019-3106
website: stephenpweldon.com

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